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UN International Youth Day - Taylor

August 11, 2017

The United Nations' International Youth Day aims to bring focus to issues that youth face around the world. Bracelet of Hope fosters youth and children with stable homes, health and jobs. A vital part of Bracelet of Hope’s work in Lesotho, Africa stems from the volunteers that support Bracelet of Hope’s initiatives and positively contributes towards the organization. In honour of International Youth Day, we would like to appreciate our youth volunteers’ work to help improve the lives of youth in Lesotho.


To celebrate International Youth Day, we asked World AIDS Day Gala committee member, Taylor Elliott, a few questions about Bracelet of Hope and her growth whilst working with Bracelet of Hope. Here’s what she had to say!

What does Bracelet of Hope mean to you?

Bracelet of Hope is an organization that I strongly believe in. I believe in the cause, the goal, and the journey to get there. Knowing that I get to be a part of an organization that is saving and improving children’s lives means a lot to me.

Why do you volunteer? What is your favourite part of volunteering?

I volunteer because I think it is important to give back to your community and help others. I love knowing that I am helping to make a difference.

You have accomplished so much on top of volunteering. What is your proudest accomplishments to date? What do you hope to achieve this upcoming year?

My proudest accomplishment is completing my post-secondary education, and purchasing my first home. This year I will be working towards obtaining my IHM property management certification.